Archive for June, 2010

Lose Yourself

Just had a great meeting with the talented pop singer Miss Jade to discuss her new music video, which I will be choreographing.

For her latest track called Lose Yourself, the video will feature 6 female and 4 male dancers. Costumes will have a bit of an ‘animal’ twist, designed by some of Melbourne’s coolest young fashion designers.

I can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into this project. The creation of this music video will actually be an episode in the 13-part documentary currently following Miss Jade’s rise to fame.

Australian Dance Awards

It was the night of nights for the Australian Dance Industry and I tell you what, EVERYONE was there.
OK, well maybe not everyone, but a whole lot of them!

Some very worthy recipients of different awards, and a great performance of Soul Searching by Ludwig (very proud to be sitting in the audience!) and an excerpt of Lucy Guerin’s Untrained which had everyone laughing and cheering for more.

And needless to say, when you get a bunch of the country’s best dancers at one party, you can guarantee the dance floor is going to be wild!

I’ll have a Caesar

Began work this week with the Victorian Opera on their new production of Julius Caesar. Directed by Steven Heathcote, and conducted by Richard Gill, this production is going to be absolutely stunning.

8 singers, 4 dancers, and one extremely tall set are going to fill the stage of the recital centre in just a few weeks time.

Rehearsals are intense. The task of putting together a 3.5 hour show in 28 days is a challenging one, but we’re already full steam ahead.

Not On My Watch

First things first.

For the last few years I’ve been choreographing a range of solos for myself. Some have been performed while others have been developed, but are still ‘waiting in the wings’ so to speak.

Now that I’ve become an independent artist, one of the major things I want to do is create a one-man show for myself.

The show will be called Not On My Watch and will incorporate all the solos I’ve choreographed for myself, along with new material, some old scripts, some re-worked scenes and favourite characters that I’ve been plodding away with since I left high school in 2005.

Not On My Watch is an exciting project that will occupy my spare time (if any!) and hopefully make it’s way to the stage in it’s fully realised incarnation soon.

Welcome!

HELLO!

Welcome to my brand new website, designed by the amazing team at Bouncing Orange.

This website has gone live at a very important time. I’ve recently finished with West Australian Ballet and am now embarking on the exciting, but somewhat uncertain journey as an independent artist.

At only 22 years old, this is my first chance since leaving the comforting institution of WAAPA and the secure company life of WA Ballet, to spread my wings, try some new things and dive head-first into the exhilarating world of dance and theatre.

This blog is your VIP ticket into my head and all the experiences I come across.

Who knows where this will take me?

Wish me luck!

Infinite Space

Starting this week, I’ll be dancing in the beautiful Chapel Off Chapel space for Melbourne Ballet Company’s Infinite Space season.

Featuring four works from choreographers Simon Hoy and Robert Kelly, Infinite Space is sure to be a lovely evening out.

Performed by dancers from Canada, Japan, France, Netherlands and of course, Australia, this is Project Seven of Melbourne Ballet Company’s three-year existence.

Not On My Watch photoshoot

Had a great shoot with Angelo Di-Benedetto recently to try and capture some images for my one-man show Not On My Watch.

I hadn’t met Angelo before, but he made me feel relaxed and comfortable, and the shoot went incredibly well with some brilliant pictures to show for it!

Hair and make-up was done by the incredible Natalie Way.

More pictures from this shoot can be found in the gallery.

Sarah Eley photoshoot

I caught up with my good friend Sarah Eley recently to have some new dance photos taken. I’d never worked with Sarah before, but I had heard that she was a great photographer.

Shot in the beautiful Kane Jarrod photography studios in Melbourne, Sarah and I had a great time – and it shows in the photos.

See more images from this shoot in the gallery.